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Lakewood elementary schools to add metal detectors

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New security measures are set to go into place at Lakewood schools after two students are accused of bringing a loaded gun on campus.

Two students, aged 9 and 10 years old, are facing gun charges after video apparently showed them with a weapon Tuesday on a school bus.

According to investigators, the students then brought the weapon into Oak Street Elementary School.

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Following a meeting with the superintendent, district principals and Lakewood Police Department, school officials say they were given the go-ahead to buy metal detectors for elementary schools.

The district's middle and high schools already have metal detectors.

The devices will be in schools within 10 days and will cost just under $30,000.

Also, beginning July 1, only transparent backpacks will be allowed.

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